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what is a canon?
- historical inventions that help set boundaries in a scholarly discipline
- example, the writings of the founding fathers would be canon for sociological discipline
Who was a key figure in creating the sociological canon?
- Talcott Parsons highlighted the theories of several sociologists including Weber and Durkheim; established them as canonical theorists after their generation
- did not canonize everyone we say is canon today; canon has changed
Controversies of canon
- controversial bc it does not encompass a diverse set of ppl; all dead white men
- 1970s, feminists push for reconstruction to include women social theories who theorized about gender, class, inequality,
How did colonialism impact classical theory?
- sociology was grounded in primitive and advanced social forms that motivated social progress (south - primitive; north - advanced)
- assumes south is backward, lesser
- ignores southern sociologists work bc of location
what was the settlement movement?
- reformist social movement that had a goal of bringing the rich and the poor of society together both physically and socially
- studied the problems of class and their conditions
- goal was to form social policy and influence public opinion
- jane addams lead figure
Who was Jane Addams?
- founded the Hull House in Chicago which were dedicated to helping the poor, and network with women and men
- big in settlement movement
- published many works but never canonized bc woman
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